Artist Shayne Hull once told me that he didn’t paint portraits — he did faces. And, yes, there is a difference. One glance at his current show tells you that. It’s divided into sections; half of the exhibition features current political headliners drawn in pastel on panel. The White House would not approve, as they are satirical and largely unbecoming. The rest are oil paintings featuring Hull’s “continuing fascination with body trauma, distortion, corporeal mass and flesh, and things coming from or going into mouths.” A reception is on Friday, July 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.
THROUGH AUG. 11Swanson Contemporary